War 'difficult to justify'
War against Iraq would be "difficult to justify" because of a lack of
evidence that the country posed an imminent danger to the United States,
says the chairman of the US bishops' committee on international policy.
In a letter to his fellow US bishops,
Bishop John Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, said the November
statement by the bishops' conference, which questioned an attack on Iraq,
was still "valid and useful as Catholics and others reflect on the morality
of a possible war with Iraq."